well monitoring Articles

  • Well monitoring for a water supplier - Case study

    The municipality company, in city of Luebek, Germany, provides potable water for approximately 120,000 households, all pumped from more than 30 wells.  These wells have water levels as deep as 160 meters.  The water levels of these groundwater wells must be measured with the highest possible accuracy.  Previously, the pressure probe's analogue output signals (4…20mA) that ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Fluoride levels in drinking water and other surface water of an industrial area belt of Orissa State in India

    The fluorosis problem along with endemicity characterised by high degree of industries releasing fluorides into the environment was studied to quantify the fluoride levels in the different water sources. The analysis showed that out of 17 tube wells monitored, three (17.65%) showed higher fluoride levels. Among the open well monitored, 17 (58.54%) had higher fluoride content out of 41. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oil and Gas Well Monitoring using TBox - Case Study

    Introduction: Servelec Technologies' ultra low and low-power products have been applied to well site installations throughout the world. The product families include the TBox WM 'Wireless Monitor,' TBox LP RTU and the TBox LT 'Lite' Ethernet RTU. Selection among these products depends on the I/O count, whether power is available, and whether Ethernet networking is a ...

  • Locate buried monitoring wells case study

    A Phase II Environmental Site Investigation was being conducted at a gasoline station in Fort Myers, Florida. In order to minimize costs, our client intended to use several existing on-site monitoring wells rather than installing new wells. However, five of the existing wells had been covered with asphalt and were no longer visible. GeoView was tasked with performing a shallow geophysical study ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • The first monitoring well in Engbertsdijksvenen is a reality

    On Wednesday 20 December 2017, the first monitoring well of the groundwater monitoring network Engbertsdijksvenen was realised on the parcel of landowner Wilharms in Vriezenveen. This monitoring well serves to monitor the effects of the measures required for the Nature Objectives of the Engbertsdijksveen. One of these goals is the recovery of living high moor. In addition to this monitoring well, ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • The anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR) treating communal wastewater under mesophilic conditions: a review

    A review concerning the anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR) treating communal wastewater under mesophilic conditions is presented. Existing studies indicate strong resilience of the reactor towards loading variations and shock-loads. The compartmentalisation of the ABR is a strongly stabilising factor with feed fluctuations being evened out across reactor chambers. Significant chemical oxygen ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Radon distribution in groundwater of Taiwan

    Radon levels were surveyed in 517 monitoring wells constructed in five major groundwater areas of Taiwan. The radon concentration in groundwater samples varied in a wide range from below the detection limit of 18 pCi/L up to 1,100 pCi/L. A worldwide comparison of reported groundwater radon levels was conducted. Overall radon levels in Taiwan groundwater are relatively low compared to other ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Performance evaluation of a general finite line source model for NO x concentrations obtained from a motorway in Ireland

    The relative performance of a general finite line source model (GFLSM) is assessed using measured NO x concentrations obtained adjacent to an urban motorway using CEF and HEF. The predicted concentrations are compared with monitored concentrations obtained over a continuous sampling period of one year. Statistical and graphical analyses of the monitored and modelled data are employed to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ANN-based approach for the estimation of aquifer pollutant source behaviour

    The problem of identifying an unknown pollution source in polluted aquifers, based on known contaminant concentration measurements, is part of the broader group of issues called inverse problems. This paper investigates the feasibility of solving the groundwater pollution inverse problem by using artificial neural networks (ANNs). The approach consists first in training an ANN to solve the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructures: watching for hidden faults

    A method to diagnose the current vulnerability of a complex system featuring large numbers of components and indicators, as well as to dynamically monitor the time-evolvement of the vulnerability as the indicators change, is demonstrated. A consequent algorithm and its software implementation are introduced. Providing an index-based vulnerability metrics and a matrix to assess vulnerability ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A method for reducing purge volumes in deep monitoring wells: a purging experiment.

    Regulatory agencies often require three well casing volumes or more be purged prior to collection of groundwater samples for chemical analysis. Costs are high for testing and disposing of potentially hazardous purge water; therefore, efforts must be made to minimize waste-water volume while obtaining representative groundwater samples. Lockheed sponsored a purge experiment on two deep monitor ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Case study – BTEX contamination pilot study - gasoline

    Site: Convenience Store – Pilot Study Contaminant: BTEX (gasoline) Soil Type: Silty Clays Injection Cost: $24,000 (material & labor) Plume Size (before): 1150 sq. ft. Thickness: 8 feet (14 to 22 feet bgs) Plume Size (after): Contamination only exists at edge near heavily contaminated, untreated areas. Groundwater: About 16 feet bgs Goals: The intent of ...

  • Reductive Dechlorination Using HRC Reduces VOCs Towards MCLs

    Site Summary As part of the EPA Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program, a pilot-scale study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of using HRC to reduce TCE concentrations in groundwater at the Fisherville Mill site in Grafton, MA. The Fisherville site is characterized by TCE contamination in a sand and gravel aquifer and is considered a brownfield site. Prior to HRC ...


    By Regenesis

  • Case Study of Petrox® Bioaugmentation to Remediate Pesticides in Ground Water to Part Per Trillion Concentrations

    This case study of bioaugmentation demonstrates that Petrox bioaugmentation can achieve the very low remediation goals set for pesticides in ground water – quickly and cost effectively.  After three injections of Petrox®, the contaminant concentrations were reduced by 99% in less than 9 months.  Project highlights are:  Source area maximum dieldrin ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Advances in Multilevel Well Technology

    Several detailed field studies performed at research sites in the 1980’s and 1990’s suggest that most contaminant plumes exhibit large variations in concentration over small vertical distances. These variations are caused by spatial variations in the contaminant source zones and heterogeneity of the geologic materials. Conventional monitoring wells have been shown to be ineffective for accurately ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Use of geostatistics to evaluate the monitoring well network of a TCE plume

    This paper summarises the use of geostatistics to evaluate an existing network of wells in a groundwater monitoring program. The primary objective was to evaluate whether selective well removal would result in a comparable characterisation of a trichloroethylene (TCE) plume. For adequate characterisation, it is important to retain enough wells to evaluate areas with higher concentrations and to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Planning For Fenceline Monitoring

    The development of a general framework for fence-line monitoring can go a long way toward getting a plan quickly implemented, with less stress and potentially large cost-savings. Automation can greatly reduce operational costs of the fence-line monitoring as well as reducing data loss due to equipment problems. No facilty expects to do fence-line monitoring, therefore they seldom plan for it, but ...


    By American Ecotech LLC

  • Groundwater Plume, Source and Risk Identification Using Passive Soil Gas

    Abstract The results from sixty passive soil gas (PSG) samplers placed at a grain silo and mixed-use industrial facility with a known chlorinated solvent release aided with the rapid investigation time-schedule. The samplers were used to determine potential sources, plume extent and vapor risks in areas beyond the previous discrete soil sampling and permanent groundwater ...

  • Using solver to determine vertical groundwater velocities by temperature variations, Purdue University, Indiana, USA

    Vertical groundwater velocities can be estimated based on directions of groundwater thermal gradients. Temperature-depth profiles were obtained from 12 monitoring wells at 3 different times of the year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) in West Lafayette, Indiana (USA) mainly on the Purdue University campus. Microsoft Excel Solver was used to match plots of groundwater temperature distribution in the ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Plume distortion and apparent attenuation due to concentration averaging in monitoring wells

    This paper, authored by University of Connecticut researchers who performed much of the early work on this topic, describe the various processes that bias groundwater samples collected from conventional monitoring wells. In particular, they discuss the dilution of contaminants that occurs when clean water is simultaneously drawn into monitoring wells pumped to produce groundwater ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

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